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October 5, 2012 at 8:53 pm
The speaker rears its head
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October 5, 2012 at 8:21 pm
It’s interesting that this comment on references doesn’t in any way illuminate what is being referenced.
October 5, 2012 at 5:28 pm
Here again are the nonsense words that sound like bird calls. Dull and slow birds.
October 5, 2012 at 5:26 pm
These are the dross and flotsam of those with privilege. It is as though we are watching privilege disappear.
October 5, 2012 at 5:15 pm
This line is repeated over and over and with each repetition the reader begins to feel the urgency of the people in the poem. With each reading of “HURRY UP PLEASE ITS TIME” you feel spurred on to read faster.
October 5, 2012 at 5:13 pm
One gets the sense of monotony from his words. As though this is all anyone can expect from life day after day. Our lives are planned out and there is nothing to do but live them as we have always lived them, changing nothing.
October 5, 2012 at 5:11 pm
Is he asking if you (you, the reader?) remembers nothing as in not remembering something that happened? Or is he asking if you remember Nothing as though Nothing is a thing to be remembered? (I don’t know the answer. But it’s something interesting to ponder.)
October 5, 2012 at 5:09 pm
Even though this terminology really reads as nonsense the reader can almost get a sense of what Eliot means here (for once). You get that sense of dullness from the language even though the language itself seems to mean absolutely nothing.
October 5, 2012 at 5:07 pm
And once more we are given a reference that’s hard to understand without classical training. I mean really, how many people have read Ovid?
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